Coronavirus: DGHS opens hotline...

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Coronavirus: DGHS opens hotline

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:58 AM, 28 January 2020   Updated: 11:59 AM, 28 January 2020

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS); File Photo

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS); File Photo

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has taken all preparations to combat mysterious virus outbreak coronavirus. In addition, a hotline has been launched to provide information and suggestions to prevent coronavirus.

The IEDCR hotline has been asked to contact the following hotline numbers if needed. The numbers are — 01937110011, 01937000011, 01927711784, and 01927711785 — calling these numbers will tell you the health advice of coronavirus. 

The information was released in a press release of DGHS. 

The press release says ‘Corona’ is an infectious virus. The virus can be infected by animals or birds. In some countries of the world, including China, there is currently an outbreak of 2019-nCoV (MARS and SARS-related coronavirus) virus. If you have been traveling to these countries and have a fever (more than 100 degree F/38°C) within 14 days of returning, sore throat, cough and shortness of breath may result in a 2019-nCoV virus infection in your body. In that case, you should contact the government health center immediately.